Witney  Oxfordshire


In 1887, John Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles described Witney like this:

Witney, market town, par., and township with ry. sta., Oxfordshire, 5 miles NE. of Bampton and 11¾ W. of Oxford - par., 7083 ac., pop. 5046; town and township, 188 ac., pop. 3017; P.O., T.O., 2 Banks, 2 newspapers. Market-day, Thursday. Witney is an ancient place, with a 13th century church, a blanket hall of 1721, a town hall, a county court house, a corn exchange, an old market cross, and a 3-arched bridge over the Windrush. It has glove-making and other industries, and has long been known for its mfrs. of blankets.

Witney through time

Witney is now part of West Oxfordshire district. Click here for graphs and data of how West Oxfordshire has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Witney itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Witney in West Oxfordshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 22nd April 2024

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